Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson I thought I knew the before and the after, but maybe I have them backwards? A picture is … Continue reading Before & After Insight
Yes, a four-part series of bird pictures. Take your pick of my responses: A. I'm sorry. B. You're welcome. I've had this quote on my (bird) brain as I looked these photos over: Put a bird on it. ~ Portlandia I'm not a fan of hipsters, but that sketch is hilarious. Look it up yourself. … Continue reading Four, the Birds: Birds, Plain. Bird? Plane?
Greetings, Campfire Tale-ians! I've been on an excellent vacation, but I hope you enjoyed the frame and poetry posts I left for you before I took off. I also hope you enjoyed Independence Day. I did! I traveled back in time on many (oh, so many) levels. I don't even know where to start. Seriously, … Continue reading Road Tripped
With so many loose photos scattered around this site, and prompted by our discussions of windows, I decided to get organized with some frames. But now I have too many frames! Wanna buy one (or 9)? These three are the most traditional, and fit large photos: On the smaller side, more frame than photos, are … Continue reading Wanna Buy a Frame?
Draw nigh, weary child, Find shelter, rest, shade. Let's muse on the wild, The places you've strayed. Summon up a stream, River, brook, creek, rill. They flow where they dream, Bring life where they spill. Evoke clouds, wind, light - Observers on high. Not earthbound. In flight! Bear witness; pass by. Tarry. Soon you'll go, … Continue reading Eye See You
You've been enjoying our comparison photos, right? I didn't hear you. RIGHT? That's better. Today, let's - as they say in Poker - show our hands. European (on the left -- your left, as you are facing the screen) vs American (on the right). And no, that was not meant to be a political statement. … Continue reading Same/Difference: Hands Across the Water
I find that it's best to take one step at a time and cross each bridge as they come to you. ~ Michael Stuhlbarg I hear you, Michael. You're talking about getting your steps in for the day, right? Which would you choose: Stairs? Bridges? Stair bridges? Sorry, I'm tired. I wish I could take … Continue reading Bridge or Stairs?
Rest. Get it? "For rest." For rest, for rest, forest. (groans) Aww, man! Tough crowd. Other great tree posts: Tree Dreaming The Fall of the Pioneer Cabin Tree Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees
Hear me out, okay? Most flags are... boring. Go ahead, look up the flags of the world. Prove me wrong! I'll wait <yawn> here. Why hasn't anyone given flags a makeover yet? I guess dull, solid stripes ARE easier to reprint and reproduce. But are they inspiring? Also, this is 2019! We have the technology … Continue reading Landscape Flags
Truman Burbank: Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. ~ Andrew Niccol, The Truman Show Greetings, courtesy of Truman Burbank, from the canyons of Zion National Park and Campfire Tales to you! Other Zion posts you might like: The ZBGC Triangle Zion Vacation Homestead